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Chelyabinsk Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Chelyabinsk Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

After getting acquanted with an old Kazak couple, they said that they would watch over my bags while I was sleeping. It worked out well. - Joel

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Chelyabinsk Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small, single-terminal airport with a small variety of shopping and dining options. 24-hour dining is available.
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • As of May 2017, we have no reviews from travellers who have attempted to sleep in this airport. Write a review to help future travellers!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there is a hotel at the airport and other nearby hotels. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • Economy class passengers can pay to enter the airport’s first class lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Chelyabinsk Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Chelyabinsk Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Other Lounges

Based on older information we received, there are other lounges. Unfortunately, at the time of this update, we do not have any information about lounge access. If you know, please email us at editor@sleepinginairports.com.

  • VIP Hall - Location: Russia sector, Airside.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Chelyabinsk Airport does not appeal to you, the only hotel in or near the airport is Aerotel Chelyabinsk. Additional hotels can be found in the outskirts and city center of Chelyabinsk (about 20 to 30 minutes from the airport).

  • Aerotel Chelyabinsk - Located at the airport, rooms have flat screen TV and free WIFi. There is an on-site restaurant at this hotel. Airport shuttle is available for a fee. » Check Rates
  • Sphera - (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Utes Hotel - (20 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Chelyabinsk Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Chelyabinsk Airport.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Russian sector Arrivals Hall • Russian sector Departures Hall (landside and airside) • International sector main hall
  • Banking Services - Sberbank of Russia offers full-service banking and currency exchange. Location: International sector, landside, main hall. Hours: 11:00AM - 6:00PM (Tues-Sat), with lunch break from 2:00PM - 2:45PM.
  • Currency Exchange - Available at Sberbank of Russia. See Banking for details.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Duty-free shopping is available airside on the 2nd floor of the International sector, and on the 1st floor of the Russian sector. A minimarket and a couple of gift shops are also available.
  • Food & Drinks - There are two bars, a restaurant, a coffee shop and a juice bar available. The Fly-Bar Restaurant is open 24 hours.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Luggage can be stored for 200 RUB per day, per piece. Luggage must be inspected before storage is allowed. Location: Russian sector, landside, in the basement. Hours: Open 24 hours.
  • Medical Services - Urgent and emergency medical care is available in the Health Center. Location: Russian sector, landside, ground floor, to the left of the terminal entrance. Hours: Open 24 hours.
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Not available.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours according to an email I received from a reader on 28 September 2015.

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As of February 2018, Chelyabinsk airport is served by the following airlines: Aeroflot • S7 Airlines • Ural Airlines • Russia Airlines • Red Wings • Norwind Airlines • Pobeda • Airlines • Nordavia • Royal Flight.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


The airport is well connected to the bus system providing express transit options, local route options, train station connections, and more. For fares, routes and schedule information, visit the Chelyabinsk Airport website.

Car Rentals

Hertz has a car rental counter onsite. You can find the counter in the arrivals hall. At the time of this December 2917 update, they are open 7 days a week from 9:00AM - 6:00PM.


Taxis are readily available at the airport. Go to the "Taxi Order" counter located in the arrivals hall of domestic airlines to order your taxi.

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Last Updated: 31 October 2017

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .